The United States Open Golf Championship, first played in 1895, begins this Thursday. For those who hate math, that makes this the 119th time the event has been played; this is the sixth time it has been played at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Jack Nicklaus said that the greatest thrill he has ever experienced at the Masters golf tournament was witnessing his grandson make a hole-in-one during the par 3 contest. Our own Lewis Rosen can now say he shares something with Nicklaus.
The experts calculate that fewer than 25 percent of all golfers never break 100. That matters not to local golfer Jim Muntzel. Additionally, the number of golfers who will break par at least one time is one-half of one percent. Matters not to Jim. The number of players who will at least once…
Here’s something for you to chew on while I’m chewing on a plate of beignets and sipping some chicory coffee just off Jackson Square in New Orleans in preparation for a quick flight home.
When Cathy Gillentine offers up her critiques on television commercials, it makes me smile; therefore, I thought I would give it a try. Only this once. I do not care to move in on her territory. I want only to talk about a commercial featuring Rickie Fowler, who has performed successfully for golf products, an insurance company and other businesses.
Golfers from three Galveston County schools will compete in next month’s UIL 6A State Championship tournament in Georgetown.
The District 24-6A tournament at Moody Gardens last week might well have been better suited for a Fourth of July scheduling, given the fireworks on display over two days at a venue known to be both welcoming and devilish, depending on prevailing winds.
The Wildcats of Clear Creek devoured the field in a District 24-6A preview girls golf tournament at Moody Gardens Golf Course.
Dirty Socks. 1947 quarters. Three tees — all of a certain length and color. Two eggs over medium for breakfast, and a smooth rock in the right pocket.
Oscar night has come and gone, and I hope all your choices were winners. One thing is certain: those who walked the red carpet signed lots of autographs and posed for many “selfies.” This is a golf column, so I won’t discuss the awards; but I do want to talk about autographs and selfies.
Clay Walker might not hit the golf ball as far as did former Rice University quarterback and NFL star King Hill; he does not hit a laser like iron the way Junior Seau used to do; but then, I never heard either of them sing. We should all remember to give thanks for those guys and others, like Rudy T and Larry Dierker. If I list any more, I could be accused of name-dropping.
For the first time in his career, Rickie Fowler won a PGA tournament (Phoenix) when leading after 54 holes. He overcame adverse weather, a double bogey and a truly crazy triple bogey; he lost the lead, fell behind and rebounded. It was his day.
In what well may have been the first skirmish in a battle for the District 24-6A title, and the first step on the ladder to a state championship, local heavyweights Clear Creek, Clear Falls and Clear Springs squared off last week in the Clear Springs Invitational tournament.